Trust me I know a little something about this. The only way to console this child is to totally deny the authenticity of the bible. You can not misinterpret; Throw stones at gays they are an abomination. Moses was full of crap. God doesn't need an imperfect book for you to know God. You just simply can not follow Moses and Jesus they are exact opposites.ex Moses says eye for an eye, Jesus says turn the other cheek; Moses says throw stones, Jesus says let the first one w/o sin throw a stone; Moses says to judge, Jesus says not to; Jesus teaches of God's unconditional love, Moses has strings attached. Jesus says the only unforgivable sin is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost. Who does that?
Jesus does speak of homosexuals but nothing condemning them to hell. He says that will be a sign of the second coming when a man lies with another man in the fields and a woman grinds with another woman in the field. Let me go look it up. I believe there is a part where he says eagles pluck out their eyes, probably a metaphor for religious folks. He says where the bodies are there the eagles will be?
Very vague if you ask me. I interpret it to mean that when gays are accepted only then will Jesus's second coming take place. I'm not exactly sure what he means by leaving one behind or the part about the eagles. If my partner can't go with me I will stay behind. Is that like giving up my life for another?
I would really appreciate your take on these verses. Thanks.
This is exactly how I got off the road of religion and on the road to spirituality.
If you mean the authenticity of the Bible as the divinely inspired inerrant word of God to be interpreted literally unless there are similes in the wording, then, yes, I deny the authenticity of the Bible using the definition I just wrote. If that definition is not what you mean by authenticity, would you mind giving me your definition of authenticity, please?
What version of the Luke passage are you reading from? Here is the NIV translation and it does not seem to match up with what you wrote regarding two men in the field?
11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy (b) met him. They stood at a distance
13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”
19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”The Coming of the Kingdom of God
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,
21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[c]
22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them.
24 For the Son of Man in his day[d] will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.
25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.
29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.
32 Remember Lot’s wife!
33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.
34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.
35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”
37 “Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
a.Luke 17:3 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.
b.Luke 17:12 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
c.Luke 17:21 Or is within you
d.Luke 17:24 Some manuscripts do not have in his day.
e.Luke 17:36 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.